S2E10 - Made In Hong Kong (1997)

Hi everyone, 

Alas, the season finale is here. In this final episode of season 2 of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss the 1997 Hong Kong film by Fruit Chan, Made in Hong Kong. We talk about the film's style,  themes, and place in post-handover Hong Kong. We also share some overall thoughts on the topic of this season, 90s Asian cinema. 

We hope you enjoy!

Episode Outline and Resources


  • 3:32 - Media Consumption
  • 18:19 - News
  • 24:27 - Film Discussion

Media Consumption

  • Training Day

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

  • Knives Out

  • Captain Correlli’s Mandolin

  • Party Down (HBO TV series)

  • Ted Lasso (Apple TV )

  • The Flight Attendant (HBO TV series)

  • The Voyeurs (Amazon Prime movie)

  • The Vault (Amazon Prime movie)

  • Samurai Champloo (Anime TV series)

  • La Haine (1995 French movie)

  • Tactics Ogre: Let us cling together (JRPG)

  • Halloween Horror movies


  • London East Asian Film Festival (Oct 21-31)/ London Film Festival (Oct 06-17)

  • Vancouver International Film Festival (October 01-11) - ALL IN-THEATRES

  • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Oct 07 - 14) - Online - mostly Japan only

  • Third Window Films to release Nobuhiko Obayashi’s anti-war trilogy:
    Casting Blossoms to the Sky / Seven Weeks / Hanagatami